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Top 10 Ingestion Myths

Top 10 essential oil myths about ingesting

In my latest video, I’m discussing the Top 10 myths about ingesting essential oils. Always a controversial subject, so let’s get started!


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2 Responses to Top 10 Ingestion Myths

  1. HI,

    What about the Doterra essential oils kit? I went to a meeting where we could try the oils and the presenters told us that we could ingest it (up to 12 drops a day). She even gave me a small bottle for free called “samrt and sassy” that is a blend design to ingest. She also recommended me to take a drop of lemon essential oils in the morning in tepid water instead of lemon juice.
    THanks for your input.



    • Hi Delphine. My advice applies to all brands of essential oils, including doterra. They do promote some of their oils for ingestion, so it’s a controversial issue. Professional aromatherapists do not believe it is safe to regularly ingest essential oils – certainly not drinking them in water. It’s far better for your health to add a slice of fresh lemon, or some freshly squeezed lemon juice. People are ending up in hospital after drinking essential oils in their water every day, based on this advice. I certainly would not recommend ingesting them every day, and 12 drops is far too much – this isn’t just my opinion, it’s the opinion of the entire professional aromatherapy industry. I’m not saying don’t use their oils, but do take their usage advice with a pinch of salt 🙂

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